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Capacitity of Fuji thread
Posted by: Ryan Edamatsu (---)
Date: July 08, 2024 02:42PM

With a 100M spool of Fuji UltraPoly size A thread, about how many rods can the whole spool wrap?

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Re: Capacitity of Fuji thread
Posted by: Ernie Blum (---)
Date: July 08, 2024 04:28PM

Ryan,

Capacitity? Are you wrapping rods or mermaids? :-)

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Re: Capacitity of Fuji thread
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: July 08, 2024 04:43PM

Depends on the rods, but it is very many. Also depends on how much you waste, which is an individual thing that we cannot predict.

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Re: Capacitity of Fuji thread
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: July 08, 2024 06:11PM

Haven't bought spools that small in a longtime, I usually buy 1 oz. or larger spools depending on the color and whether it's trim or base thread I expect to use a lot. Both are much more cost effective. I'll never use all the black and garnet I have, though they are my favorite colors. The rods I build I would probably get nine of ten rods easy enough.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/08/2024 06:12PM by Spencer Phipps.

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Re: Capacitity of Fuji thread
Posted by: Mark Hahn (---.29.18.98.static.ip.windstream.net)
Date: July 08, 2024 09:11PM

There are several factors that go into this. First, I'd say the diameter of the blank comes into play. A surf rod will take more thread than a fly rod. Second, How far past the guide foot are you planning on going with the thread? Third, Will you be installing a hook keeper or any measure of a butt wrap. I'm sure there are several other factors that come into play but that is the three that jump out at me.

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Re: Capacitity of Fuji thread
Posted by: Kerry Hansen (---.wavecable.com)
Date: July 14, 2024 07:12PM

Mark Hahn Wrote:
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> There are several factors that go into this.
> First, I'd say the diameter of the blank comes
> into play. A surf rod will take more thread than
> a fly rod. Second, How far past the guide foot
> are you planning on going with the thread? Third,
> Will you be installing a hook keeper or any
> measure of a butt wrap. I'm sure there are
> several other factors that come into play but that
> is the three that jump out at me.

Also, how long all of the extra thread you have in front of the guide feet, which is only decorative and do not hold the guides. Size of the guides and Butt wraps. As said previously, more economical to buy 1oz or larger spools IF you are going to use them. When I have ordered thread, I always order extra colors I like and will use on other rods, which saves on shipping costs. same for guides.

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Re: Capacitity of Fuji thread
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: July 20, 2024 09:58AM

Ryan,
Not a bad idea to use a spell checker.

For the word you used, here is the definition:


Maximum Capacititty

Urban Dictionary
[www.urbandictionary.com] › define › term=Maxi...
The maximum amount of milk your breasts can hold.

Careful what you write. The results may surprise you.

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Re: Capacitity of Fuji thread
Posted by: John DeMartini (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: July 20, 2024 03:55PM

This should give a good approximation of the length of thread required for any rod

(WL) = Wrap length for each location. How long will each wrap be.
(DM) = Diameter of the blank at the mid point of each wrap location.
(CB) = Circumference of the blank at each wrap location.
(TD) = Thread diameter.
(NT) = Number of turns for each wrap.
(LT) = Length of thread for each wrap.
(TOTL) = Total length of thread required for the rod

1) Determine and record how long (WL) each wrap will be.

2) Measure and record the diameter of the blank (DM) at the mid point of each wrap location,

3) Calculate and record the circumference (CB) of the blank for each wrap location. The circumference (CB) is Pi (3.141) times the diameter (DM) at each location.
This will be the length of thread for one turn of wrap at that location…….. CB = 3.141 x DM

4) Measure and record the thread diameter (TD).

5) Calculate the number of turns (NT) needed for each wrap, divide the wrap length (WL) by the thread diameter (TD)……..…. NT = WL/TD

6) Calculate the length of thread (LT) for each wrap by multiplying the number of turns (NT) by the circumference (CB) for each wrap location……… LT = NT x CB

7) The total length of thread (TOTL) needed for the rod is the summation of all the thread lengths (LT's).......... TOTL = SUM of all (LT's). Plus allow for some waste 2% just a guess, use what you think you will waste.

Have fun

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Re: Capacitity of Fuji thread
Posted by: Mark B. Gonsalves (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: July 21, 2024 04:12PM

I remember when I first started wrapping rods in the early 80's a 100 yard spool D thread would just complete a 9' Fenwick SH 1084 using Fuji BSVLG double foot guides 30-25-20-16-12-10-8-8. Trim was usually gold or silver. No underwrap.

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